The Magic of Understanding Sales Objections

As salespeople, we must see objections not as deal-breakers but as obstacles in front of our customers. And it is your job to help your customer over those obstacles. I will demonstrate this shift in perspective using two scenarios of a salesperson and a customer amid the home buying process.

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Is cutting price an effective way to create affordability?

While a deep price cut can stimulate showings and sales, in general price cuts can create:
· Appraisal comp issues
· Existing homebuyer dissatisfaction
· Struggle to price future phases
· Additional concession requests from buyers
With financing, you can create the house payment of home costing thousands less that, dollar for dollar, is 4x as effective as a price cut. In addition, you’ll create housing affordability, lower income qualification, and increase purchasing power.

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Sales Training Tips for Sales Veterans and Newbies

I can hear that little voice in his head saying, “If the training is the same training they received 25 years ago, they don’t need it. They know how to shake someone’s hand, make their presentation, and ask for the sale….” But what if the training is different? What if it isn’t the same old sales training tips?

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Add Boldness to Skills Needed for Sales

Sadly, far too many people hear the word “bold” and instantly think obnoxious. There is an inherent alarm in the word. Let me be very, very clear on this point. Boldness is NOT obnoxious bravado, flashy dialogue, or stealthy manipulation. I reject any such notion as being counter to the core of the message.

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Customer Care in New Home Sales: Communication Patterns

Consider the mental processing when a home buyer does not hear proactively from their salesperson. What happens when they cross the line into believing that if they don’t call for an update, they won’t be updated? The questions go unanswered. The doubts begin to appear, and then begins the psychological phenomenon called catastrophizing.

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Top Gun: Maverick, Chaff and Basic Sales Tips

Your sales questions target what you need to know to help a customer accomplish their goals. Your customer has been trained (in countless sales situations) to release “chaff” in the form of distractions to the process. How you respond to these distractions will determine your success.

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Customer Care in New Home Sales: Setting Expectations

We salespeople love to make people happy. That’s great. Happy is a good thing. But sometimes, we go a little overboard in our desire to please. Maybe we get too optimistic about what we’re promising versus what we can deliver. That might sound like an innocent little misstep in the short run, but it can have some devastating results.

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How Inflation Can Unlock More Profitable Home Sales

What if you offered an age-based home purchase program that has been proven to increase buyer capture rates and drive-up profits as compared to cash and traditional financing? And what if the program works well in an up market and even better in the midst of inflation, rising interest rates, and a drop in the stock market…are you intrigued?

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